Lake Tahoe 'tragedy': Woman drowns after falling off boat, man hospitalized with hypothermia, 6 children rescued

Andrew Mendez, Reno Gazette Journal
Lake Tahoe is shown in JuLy 2020.
Lake Tahoe is shown in JuLy 2020.

A Texas woman drowned in Lake Tahoe on Friday, despite attempts to rescue her by a man who later had to be hospitalized.

The woman, identified by authorities on Monday as Daisy Rogers, 30, of El Paso, fell off a boat carrying her, six children and the man, according to a social media post from the Tahoe Douglas Fire Prevention District. She fell into the water near Zephyr Cove, which sits close to the California-Nevada border.

After the woman and the man went into the water, the boat with the children still aboard drifted into the middle of the lake where a fire district boat crew rescued the children, who were unhurt, the district said in a statement.

The man suffered extreme hypothermia and was transported to the hospital for treatment after rescue teams found him and the children, according to the fire department.

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